The ultra rich want the UK out of the EU, for their own ends
Most people who voted Leave did so with good intentions… but not all.
Behind the scenes, a group of ultra rich individuals and tax evasion businesses hate the way that the EU is starting to clamp down on them hiding their wealth from the tax man.
The UK govt has long had no interest in stopping this, David Cameron’s dad was in the business after all, and only the EU is powerful enough to try to fight their tax fraud and evasion. The EU estimated that losses from this could be as high as a trillion euros!
A Channel 4 documentary the other day reported that Rees Mogg must have already made millions since the Brexit vote
The anonymous ultra-rich don’t care about business, or ordinary people, or the well-being of the country, because they’re internationally mobile.
Most of their money is offshore, they have homes in multiple countries.
Their primary concern is money: their money. They hate the EU’s power to regulate, which is stopping them making yet more money by cheating and polluting the rest of us.
No need to send tanks rumbling across Europe, these days all you need is a bunch of bloggers and bots in an office block in Moldavia and you can use social media to whip up so much anger and division that the EU’s collaborative approach is completely unsustainable, and Europe breaks apart. The worse the mess the happier they are.
The dream of both groups is that we have the hardest possible No Deal Brexit, but that’s not the end of it.
They want chaos to break out, so then government has to “suspend regulations” to keep food in the shops, medicines in the hospitals and prevent riots (as revealed in leaked no deal preparation documents).
Much of our trade and food currently comes via Europe and Dover, so if we crash out, we’ll have no option but to accept the worst of America’s chlorine washed chicken.
We will have no option but to sign up to the worst one sided “Make America Great Again” trade deal in history.
The pound will plummet, British businesses will fail: but that’s what they’ve prepared for, so they’ll make a fortune.
Big business in the UK is horrified, because a No Deal Brexit will destroy the carefully constructed web of 40 years work on harmonised regulations and procedures that makes it possible for international business to collaborate and trade seamlessly across the whole EU market of 500 million people.
It’s not about WTO tariffs, but about whether you know that something imported from another bit of Europe is OK to use in your product without having to check. That applies whether it’s the engine brought in from Frankfurt to make a car in the UK to be sold in Spain, or the British flour used in French biscuit.
But big business will cope: They’re already setting up offices in Europe, moving staff and transferring investments. The finance sector alone has already shifted an estimated £800bn.Paris and Dublin are doing very well out of it.
The long term financial consequences for the UK are horrifying … A significant drop in tax revenue and employment, with all the social disruption that economic decline will bring.
But that doesn’t worry the No Deal extremists, because then the UK’s only option will be to become a tax haven: a low tax, low regulation, low oversight jurisdiction: sort of British Virgin Islands on Steroids, with plenty of money spent on policing to keep the restive population under control (oh yes and lets divert the blame onto the immigrants).
The vast majority of people, rich or poor, Leavers or Remainers are horrified when they realise what’s going on, so our absolute priority must be to come together to fight this, before it is too late.
I find it astonishing that Labour doesn’t yet seem to have realised this.
“Jo”, (a pseudonym) a technical consultant who has worked for a variety of multinationals in the EU and USA
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